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trying to use a blank dvd-r and my mac keeps spitting it back out without even coming up on screen, why is this happening

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If the mac doesn't accept the disc means that the drive probably isn't the right type.

Apple offers two types of optical drives: the combo drive that reads only DVD-ROM (reads and writes various types of CD) and the SuperDrive that reads and writes DVD+R and DVD+RW besides CDs, also supports double layer discs).

Probably your mac has a combo drive and it doesn't accept DVD-R discs.

To make sure, you can check it in the box your mac came in or in the profiler in the system.

Profiler is a program that lives in the Applications -> Utilities folder (complete name is "System Profiler"). It shows abundant info about the machine; in the left panel you can choose "Disc Burning", and in the right panel it shows the kind of drive you have and the types of discs it accepts.

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Also, some manufacturers like being cute and making disks colored, those are hit and miss in a mac and should not be used some older PCs can have fits with them as well. Kinda rare for DVDs but it does happen.

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